Chicago Gourmet Market: Fox and Obel

When in Chicago, shop for your food needs where the foodies in Chicago do, the Fox and Obel Gourmet market.
By Marnely Rodriguez

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Voted the best gourmet food market as voted by The Chicago Reader, 2011, Fox and Obel is definitely heaven for chefs and home cooks alike. Not only is it a market, but also in the store there is a Cafe, Bistro and they provide Catering as well. Unlike some specialty markets, Fox & Obel has ample space in the aisles, offering customers a spacious store without all the clutter.

Products are sourced from all over the world, as well as a good offering of local products to satisfy demands. Just their assortment of chocolate bars will make any person swoon; their cheese counter would definitely make the Swiss proud; and their artisan baked breads would make the French say oui!

Artisan Breads


Meat Counter


Chocolates from Around the World


Bakery Rice Krispies Treats

 Fox & Obel Contact Information

401 East Illionois Street, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 410-7301


Marnely Rodriguez-Murray

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is the author of the food blog Cooking with Books. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she has worked as an Overnight Bread Baker in Colorado, a Chocolate Maker in Virginia as well as a Pastry Cook on the whimsical island of Martha’s Vineyard, just to name a few. She currently resides on Martha's Vineyard with her chef-husband, where they are both on an endless search for Caribbean flavors, new culinary trends and gastronomic inspiration.

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